The EMERALD project is dedicated to transforming the landscape of cloud-based services, focusing on developing a new framework to enhance security and efficiency for both large and Small and Medium Enterprises. With a commitment to developing an agile certification process, EMERALD will support Service Providers, Customers and Auditors in the certification process, fostering the adoption of cloud services and ensuring they are accessible, secure, and beneficial for all stakeholders involved.

To this aim, EMERALD will leverage the findings of the H2020 MEDINA project (GA 952633), starting from TRL 5 and advancing in the EMERALD core to TRL 7. The focus will be on evidence management components that will be exploited for developing a continuous certification approach. Moreover, EMERALD will provide a Proof of Concept for mapping the findings to future AI certification schemes.